What is a Guide

A guide is a professional who works driving an individual or group, performs tasks teachers teaching and sports training and manages the risk of activities in the natural environment providing security to all members of the group that performed.

The guide profession is as old as the history of sports that take place in the natural environment.

The appearance of the first guides must be sought in the early stages of mountain sports whose beginning was with the ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786 by the Balmat Doctor enlisted the help of local guide Paccard, or promotion in our state emblematic Naranjo de Bulnes (Picu Urriellu) by Pedro Pidal and Gregorio Pérez guide “The Cainejo” in 1904.

The qualification of all guides is ensured by the SEA, UIAGM (International Union of Associations of Mountain Guides) and UIMLA (International Union of Guides Mountain guides), associations to which the SEA belongs and that ensure quality The training and professionalism of all the guides that form it.

All the guides that are part of the AEGM have official recognized qualification that accredits them for the accomplishment of guiding work in the natural environment.

In our state, the professionalization of the guides has taken place in recent decades, following the path begun by the countries of the Alps and are regulated by two State Standards: RD 318/2000 and the Order ECI / 858/2005.

Professional Specialty

Within the AEGM we can find five professional specialties:

Within the AEGM, five professional specialties are established that are adapted to the official qualifications established in our State (Royal Decree 318/2000 of March 3) and in the international platforms. Each category has its own competences in the natural environment.

All our associates have a professional card that identifies them as members of the AEGM, where the professional specialty that is accredited is indicated.

Mountain Guide / Upper Sportive Technician in High Mountain

This qualification is equivalent to superior sports technician of high mountain of the educational system and has its competences:

  • Driving and progressing with individuals or groups in climbs in high mountains, mountaineering or mountain skiing for all types of itineraries and in all seasons.
  • Plan and direct training of athletes and teams.
  • Ensure the safety of the technicians who depend on it.
  • Teaching and basic training of sportsmen and teams of this sport.

High Mountain Sports technician Guía de Alta Montaña / Técnico Deportivo Superior en Alta Montaña Guía de Alta Montaña / Técnico Deportivo Superior en Alta Montaña Guía de Alta Montaña / Técnico Deportivo Superior en Alta Montaña

High Mountain Sports technician.

This figure is linked to the same functions of the high mountain guide but with a minor competence in terms of development and difficulty.

  • To lead and to progress with individuals or groups in ascensions in high mountain, of mountaineering in the range of difficulties of its competition.

– Easy routes at all altitudes.

– Slight itineraries up to 4,300 m.

– Difficult and difficult routes up to 3,500 m.

– Difficult and difficult winter itineraries up to 3,500 m.

– Rock climbing routes of 5 + / A1.

  • Drive and progress with individuals or groups on ascents in mountain skiing for itineraries up to 3,500 m. Of altitude, of a maximum of two days and with overnight stay up to 3,500 m.
  • Teaching and basic training of sportsmen and teams of this sport.

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Tour guide Mountain / Mountain Leader Sports Technician

This degree is equivalent to sports technician of average mountain of the educational system and has as competences:

  • Drive and progress with individuals or groups on medium-mountain terrain. It expressly excludes from its field of action the glaciers and lands needed for the progression the use of techniques and the use of material of mountaineering, climbing, skiing or descent of ravines.
  • Driving and progressing with individuals or groups with snowshoes on Nordic snowy terrain.
  • Teaching and basic training of sportsmen and teams of this sport.

Guía Acompañante de Montaña / Técnico Deportivo en Media Montaña Guía Acompañante de Montaña / Técnico Deportivo en Media Montaña Guía Acompañante de Montaña / Técnico Deportivo en Media Montaña Guía Acompañante de Montaña / Técnico Deportivo en Media Montaña

Canyoning Guide / Sportive Technician in Canyons.

This degree is equivalent to sports technician of gullies of the educational system and has as competences:

  • Driving and progressing with individuals or groups on mountain terrain and downhill ravines of aquatic and vertical characteristics.
  • Organize and schedule downhill activities.
  • Teaching and basic training of sportsmen and teams of this sport.

Guía de Barrancos / Técnico Deportivo en Barrancos Guía de Barrancos / Técnico Deportivo en Barrancos Guía de Barrancos / Técnico Deportivo en Barrancos Guía de Barrancos / Técnico Deportivo en Barrancos

Rock Climbing Guide / Sport Climbing Technician.

This figure corresponds to that of climbing sports technician of the educational system and its competences and scope of work are:

  • Itineraries of all difficulties in equipped roads of no more than a long.
  • Itineraries of two or more fully equipped with maximum difficulty 7º.
  • Itineraries of two or more lengths not equipped with 6b and a2.
  • Teaching and basic training of sportsmen and teams of this sport.

Guía de Escalada en Roca / Técnico Deportivo en Escalada Guía de Escalada en Roca / Técnico Deportivo en Escalada Guía de Escalada en Roca / Técnico Deportivo en Escalada Guía de Escalada en Roca / Técnico Deportivo en Escalada

Rock Climbing Guide / Top Climbing Technician

This figure corresponds to that of climbing sports technician of the educational system and its competences and scope of work are:

  • Plan and direct the training of athletes and climbing equipment, in the long term, with a view to high competition.
  • Collaborate in the design, planning and technical direction of climbing competitions.
  • Guide climbers in high-level rock climbing.
  • Program and coordinate the activity of other sports technicians, ensuring the safety of technicians who depend on it.

Técnico Deportivo Superior en Escalada Técnico Deportivo Superior en Escalada Técnico Deportivo Superior en Escalada Técnico Deportivo Superior en Escalada

Top sports coach in mountain skiing

This figure corresponds to the one of technician superior in mountain ski and its competences and scope of work are:

  • Customer guided by cross-country ski terrain.
  • Training planning for athletes who practice mountain skiing.

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Credentials of a guide

Each guide has an accreditation of his or her prforesional specialty. All credentials must bear the seal of the current year.


CURRENT CREDENTIAL AEGM
Valid during 2017


NEW CREDENTIAL UIAGM
This credential accredits the High Mountain Guides / High Mountain Sports Technicians belonging to the UIAGM.


CREDENTIAL AEGM
This credential accredits the AEGM associates indicating the professional specialty.


CREDENTIAL UIMLA
This credential accredits the Companion Guides / Sports Technicians in Mountain Leader belonging to the UIMLA.

Advantages of being an AEGM partner

To be part of the group of guides of mountain more important at national level that counts on representation in all the communities. The AEGM offers significant discounts on RC and accident insurance, as well as on mountain shelters and sports facilities.

Belonging to the AEGM allows access to international accreditations and training and retraining programs.

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